The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,700 uniformed officers, 2,600 civilian employees and 700 Auxiliary officers. We provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.
The OPP is a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are the largest police service in Ontario and the second largest in Canada.
Safe Communities... A Secure Ontario
Committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.
Professionalism - Accountability - Diversity - Respect - Excellence - Leadership
As an organization, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commits to working continually to earn the confidence of the citizens of and visitors to Ontario—a confidence that will not be taken for granted. The OPP fulfills this commitment by providing the best and most professional service possible and by striving to build a culture of trust, and open and honest dialogue, with the communities it serves and among the people it employs. The organization commits to creating and sustaining a positive working environment in which all employees have equal opportunity to fulfill their potential within the profession.
Each OPP employee and volunteer appreciates the vital role he/she plays in protecting the fundamental rights of all people in Ontario. As such, each commits to always put the interests of the public and the OPP’s Vision and Mission before any personal and private interests, and to demonstrate pride in his/her profession and the OPP through personal conduct that reflects a belief in OPP values and ethics.
The Commissioner is the highest ranking member of the OPP and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of what the OPP does. The organization is divided into four commands: Traffic Safety and Operational Support, Corporate Services, Investigations and Organized Crime, and Field Operations. Each of these four command areas are led by a Provincial Commander. You can download a printable version of the OPP Organizational chart here.
The OPP was founded in 1909 and has spent over a century serving the people of the Province of Ontario.
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These are only a few of the highlights in a unique history that mirrors the development of a province. Visit the OPP Museum website to learn more about our proud policing history.Explore the OPP Museum